The story of Hsiao Ch'ien who was born in a Beijing slum in 1910, orphaned at ten and imprisoned for political demonstrations when only 15. The book also covers his work as a war correspondent, his friendship with E.M.Forster and Kingsley Martin in 1930s London and his post-war return to China.
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'Politics is ever present, but each page swarms with other things ... above all, the way in which this man of enormous humour and endless curiosity perceives both East and West.' The Sunday Times
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91743060